Newsroom - Command Line Tool to Read your Favorite News

For the latest information and stay informed you must browse each site. The easiest way would be to have a tool that lists certain sites like hackernews, techcrunch etc with their latest news. In this sense, there is an interesting software on Linux that allows browsing information sites but command line with all the fun which is called newsroom. Newsroom is described as a modern CLI tool to get your favorite news which is available on GitHub.

Pre-requisites

newsroom needs npm and nodejs to be installed on your Linux OS.

On Ubuntu 16.04

# curl -sL https://deb.nodesource.com/setup_9.x | sudo -E bash -
## Installing the NodeSource Node.js v9.x repo...
## Populating apt-get cache...

On Centos 7

# curl -sL https://rpm.nodesource.com/setup_9.x | bash -
## Installing the NodeSource Node.js 9.x repo...
## Inspecting system...

+ rpm -q --whatprovides redhat-release || rpm -q --whatprovides centos-release || rpm -q --whatprovides cloudlinux-release || rpm -q --whatprovides sl-release

On Arch Linux 2017.11.01

pacman -Sy nodejs npm
:: Synchronizing package databases...
 core is up to date
 extra is up to date
 community is up to date
resolving dependencies...
looking for conflicting packages...

Packages (5) c-ares-1.13.0-1  http-parser-2.7.1-1  semver-5.4.1-1  nodejs-9.2.0-1  npm-5.6.0-1

1) Install newsroom

Now that npm is installed, you can now download and install newsroom

# npm install -g newsroom-cli
/usr/bin/newsroom -> /usr/lib/node_modules/newsroom-cli/bin/cli.js
/usr/bin/nr -> /usr/lib/node_modules/newsroom-cli/bin/cli.js
+ [email protected]
added 187 packages in 9.29s

2) Read the news

To launch newsroom tool and get your news you can simply enter the command newsroom on your terminal

$ newsroom

You can use the arrows keys to move on the results showed. On the screenshot below, I will choose a topic of hackernews

When you choose a topic, a web page will be opened on your browser about the subject that you have chosen

You can learn how to use newsroom in detail with the help command

$ newsroom --help

You can leave newsroom with the exit key

Now you know how you can use newsroom to get your news on your terminal. You must retain that you need to have a web browser installed in order to open the news that you will choose.

About Alain Francois

IT Linux administrator passionate of free and open source software, I work on Linux Systems since some years on installations and deployments of certain solutions. I like to share my experiences with a wider audience by training and conferences.

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